Bob Hawke says ex-wife Hazel did an outstanding job as Australia's first lady throughout his eight years in power.23 minutes ago
Protesters will continue blockades of the Queensland Gas Company's coal seam gas operations northwest of Brisbane, despite reports shots were fired.35 minutes ago
Police are negotiating with a man dressed in medieval-style armour and wielding a sword, whom is holed up in a caravan in Victoria's north.35 minutes ago
The Australian Greens will seek to establish a new federal government agency tasked with finding ways to reduce power use and curb fossil fuel emissions.45 minutes ago
A push is on from within Labor to boost tariffs and put more money into the automotive industry in the wake of Ford's plant closure announcement.1 hour, 11 minutes ago
Queensland police now believe a pregnant woman who was bashed and raped as she walked to work on Tuesday night was attacked where her body was found.1 hour, 13 minutes ago
A Melbourne man says he began stalking AFL Richmond defender Alex Rance after developing a romantic attachment to him, a court has heard.May 24, 2013, 12:16 pm
Unions and business group leaders will discuss the Ford closure fallout with Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan on Friday.May 24, 2013, 12:03 pm
Police find evidence of illegal alcohol sales at a Hells Angels clubhouse in Sydney.May 24, 2013, 11:42 am
The federal government has urged Ford to chip in to an assistance package for workers and their families.May 24, 2013, 11:41 am
Comments from Tony Abbott and Peter Costello show the Liberals' arrogance over an election win is getting out of control, says Julia Gillard.May 24, 2013, 11:40 am
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has vowed work with industry to grow jobs in Geelong after Ford's announcement it will stop making cars in the city.May 24, 2013, 11:34 am
Union blockades at two Melbourne building sites last year was in contempt of court, a judge has ruled.May 24, 2013, 11:29 am
A 17-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being stabbed during the armed robbery of a liquor outlet in Melbourne.May 24, 2013, 10:39 am
Bob Hawke says ex-wife Hazel was a constant support through the years of his prime ministership.May 24, 2013, 9:44 am
New political research points to Bob Katter's political party failing to gain a Senate seat at the federal election.May 24, 2013, 9:43 am
Manly Sea Eagles NRL player Jorge Taufua, who allegedly spat at a police officer, has had his case adjourned by a Queensland court.May 24, 2013, 9:05 am
High costs and low tariffs make for a tough equation when it comes to manufacturing in Australia, says GM Holden chairman Mike Devereux.May 24, 2013, 8:46 am
Ford says the company will contribute funds to help workers made redundant as it closes its Australian factories, but won't yet say how much.May 24, 2013, 8:11 am
Trade Minister Craig Emerson says the declining Australian dollar provides powerful assistance for the automotive industry.May 24, 2013, 7:58 am
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